Bad hair days are a bummer, but they are no joke. According to a poll, 74% of women say a bad hair day makes them feel less confident. So, when your hair is in good shape, it undoubtedly looks better and makes you feel better. The challenge is your strands are constantly prone to hair damage. With all these potential strand stresses, it’s no surprise that having healthy hair requires effort to keep it looking lush. And while there isn’t a secret shortcut to healthier hair, taking time to keep strands strong is worth the commitment. With small tweaks to your routine, maintaining great hair can be effortless.
Start to establish healthy habits in your hair care routine for great hair days ahead!
1. Brush your hair before you shower
No matter what your hair texture is, taking 60 seconds to detangle strands will keep them strong. When your hair is wet it is more vulnerable to breakage, so always brush knots out of your hair when it’s dry. Brushing dry hair distributes the natural oils from your scalp down to the ends of your hair and your hair is already smooth and ready to style after you shower.
2. Eat a balanced diet
You already know that you are what you eat. Your hair is mostly made up of protein, so eating a balanced diet of protein-rich food is important. Add fish, meat, eggs, beans to your grocery list. Other good sources of hair food include berries, spinach, and avocados, along with anything else rich in vitamins C and E which will help boost collagen production, resulting in stronger strands. Learn more about the good food you should include in your daily diet here.
3. Sleep on silk
Make the most of your beauty sleep by swapping out your cotton pillowcase for a silk alternative. This way, you can protect the cuticle of your hair by reducing the amount of friction between your hair and the fabric. You can also try sleeping with your hair in a loose topknot or try a low loose braid if you have thick or textured hair to give you more control of your hair during the night.
4. Style smarter
To minimize damage from heat styling, invest in professional hot tools that have ionic technology, which will infuse moisture into your hair as you style. Also, you can opt for a curling iron or straightener that is solid ceramic, rather than only having a ceramic coating. This will distribute heat onto your hair evenly, locking in your style quickly so you don’t need to re-apply the iron continuously to get your desired look.
5. Get a trim
You need regular haircuts to ensure that your strands stay healthy and don’t break off at the ends. If you don’t want to lose a lot of length, ask your stylist for a dusting, so only the tips are snipped, which gets rid of damaged ends, but maintains the length.
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